OneNote Map

How I Am Organizing Professional Reading

It ‘s hard to be ABD (all but dissertation), but I am continuing to plug away on my writing.  I realized today that the way I have organized my work could benefit others. I am using three programs: EndNote, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Word, and OneNote. EndNote If you are a …

ISTE Day 2

ISTE Day 2 Day 2 is in the books.  As with yesterday, much of the day was spent on the Expo floor.  There are so many things to take in and process in this single space.  Wow! Gale was interesting – sort of like a Google for teachers in the …

ISTE Day 1

ISTE Day 1 The fantastic educational tech conference that is ISTE is officially off to the races.  It hard to pin down the official day one of ISTE, they have been doing things since Saturday…But today the Expo floor opened up, and that seems as good a place to start …

Using IFTTT

This post will be short and sweet.  I have been playing around with a couple of different sites: Medium and LinkedIN. Trying to combine my blog with both of these sites led me to try out using If This Then That (IFTTT). Have you tried any of these sites?  Do …

I Have No Words

I Have No Words

There was a recent article posted concerning one way to save some money for our education budget.  This super cool plan even made it all the way to the Washington Post.  What is this amazing plan?  The plan that will help put a dent into our almost $1 billion deficit? …

Student Appreciation

Student Appreciation

We recently wrapped up teacher appreciation week – which is nice.  I always enjoyed the ice creams and occasional gift cards.  My administrators were always on the lookout for ways to show their gratitude.  My favorite was when Carrie Higdon hand delivered Starbucks coffee – she came by my room …

New Stuff

New Stuff

It has been a long time since my last blog post.  One of the things all of those blogging/social media websites say is most important is the frequency with which you blog.  Oops.  It is not for lack of wanting to share, more like exactly what…New Stuff is coming.  The …

Frustrated

So Frustrated

Ongoing Issues Another year, another reason not to increase funding for education in Oklahoma.  I am so frustrated.  What needs to happen for our elected representatives to figure out how important an educated society is?  And there are more looming shortfalls in revenue – monies that schools budgeted to spend …

Challenge Yourself

Coming up on tonight – 5 March – the #oklaed chat will focus on challenging yourself.  The idea here is to identify something in your practice that would be a bold new step for you to take.  Be intentional here.  Think outside the box.  Don’t do something crazy just to …

Maslows Pyramid

Digital Immigrants vs. Digital Natives

My #oklaed partner in crime @vperezy got my dander up the other night with the following tweet: @MrsBeck25 @TeachFromHere Sooo what is your role in the NASCAR simile? https://t.co/oDLSldoaya— Vanessa Perez (@vperezy) February 19, 2017 "Young teachers need no #EdTech support-they're #DigitalNatives" is same as "I can drive NASCAR cuz I …

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